Car S.O.S.

The WORST episodes of Car S.O.S.

Every episode of Car S.O.S. ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Car S.O.S.!

We Brits love our cars but, just like any relationship, sometimes things can get a little rusty. Meet master mechanic Fuzz Townshend and radio and TV presenter Tim Shaw, a petrol-head pair who undertake dramatic automobile interventions across the UK, hoping to return some much-loved motors to their former glory. With a tight deadline to turn each job around without the owners knowing, find out how these neglected classics fell in need of a little loving care – and what Fuzz and Tim can do to get them back on the road.

Last Updated: 8/9/2022Network: National Geographic (UK)
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A Porsche Puzzle
star
7.10
68 votes

#1 - A Porsche Puzzle

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/7/2014

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw face a race against time to restore a 1980s Porsche 911 suffering from almost terminal rust

Watch Now:iTunes
AC Aceca
star
7.27
85 votes

#2 - AC Aceca

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/14/2016

Today Tim and Fuzz are off to Leeds to take on one of the most beautiful British sports cars that no one has ever heard of - the AC Aceca.

Mini Cooper S
star
7.33
94 votes

#3 - Mini Cooper S

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/2/2016

Tim and Fuzz head to Eastbourne on a quest to secretly restore a 1962 Mini Cooper S and transform it into a Monte Carlo-winning replica.

Watch Now:Amazon
Vauxhall Astra GTE
star
7.36
98 votes

#4 - Vauxhall Astra GTE

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/26/2016

General Motors was a late entrant to the hot hatch market - but when it did turn up to the party, it did so with an amazingly effective offering.

Austin Re-Powered
star
7.40
35 votes

#5 - Austin Re-Powered

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/28/2013

Tim and Fuzz travel the country searching for cars that have seen better days, and owners who need a helping hand restoring them. This episode focuses on the 1928 Austin 12 Tourer.

Watch Now:iTunes
Triumph of the Stag
star
7.50
42 votes

#6 - Triumph of the Stag

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/21/2013

Tim and Fuzz head to Portsmouth on a mission to rescue an ex-navy diver’s Triumph Stag and hopefully put a smile back on his face.

Watch Now:iTunes
Anglia Angels
star
7.50
50 votes

#7 - Anglia Angels

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/7/2013

The Hutchings-Clarke family all drive Ford Anglias, except James, whose own model doesn't even have an engine. Will the guys manage to rescue it?

Watch Now:iTunes
Escort RS in Distress
star
7.58
38 votes

#8 - Escort RS in Distress

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/19/2014

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw come across an Escort RS that has seen better days and help bring it back to peak condition.

Watch Now:iTunes
Start the Dart
star
7.65
23 votes

#9 - Start the Dart

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/31/2014

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw head to Berkshire where they hope to surprise the loving owner of a Daimler SP250 'Dart' by secretly restoring his classic sports car

Watch Now:iTunes
Beetle Mania
star
7.67
46 votes

#10 - Beetle Mania

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/21/2013

‘Boris’ the VW Beetle may once have been a beauty but it soon found itself gathering rust in the garage. The guys attempt to restore it.

Directors: Steve Bonser
Watch Now:iTunes
Datsun 240z
star
7.68
65 votes

#11 - Datsun 240z

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/28/2016

Today Tim and Fuzz are off to West Sussex to rescue an iconic 1970s motor - the first truly successful Japanese car export - the Datsun 240z.

Zodiac Come Back
star
7.69
35 votes

#12 - Zodiac Come Back

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/4/2013

The guys head to Norfolk to revive an ageing Ford Zodiac. But tensions soon arise when Fuzz changes the paint back to the original colour scheme.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Cosworth In Crisis
star
7.69
68 votes

#13 - Cosworth In Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/28/2013

The Ford Cosworth was once seen as a classy car, but for Darren it's a reminder of a family tragedy. Can the guys restore it to its former glory?

Directors: Steve Bonser
Watch Now:iTunes
Peugeot 106 Rallye
star
7.70
20 votes

#14 - Peugeot 106 Rallye

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/22/2021

Tim and Fuzz head to Norfolk where a once sporty French hot hatch awaits. The car belongs to 21-year-old student Senna who comes from a family of petrol heads.

Peugeot 205 GTI
star
7.71
45 votes

#15 - Peugeot 205 GTI

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/19/2018

Tim and Fuzz take on their first ever rally car , an 1989 Peugeot 205GTi that turns out to not be all that it purports to be. The car belongs to veterinary surgeon Jeremy a once keen amateur rally driver whose racing ambitions were curtailed when his wife developed brain cancer. Former Monte Carlo winner and race legend Paddy Hopkirk joins the team to give Jeremy a day to remember.

MGB GT
star
7.71
14 votes

#16 - MGB GT

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/12/2022

Tim and Fuzz are taking on their 100th car, which is also going to be their first electric conversion - a 1978 MG, which the owner inherited from her father.

Fiat Uno Turbo
star
7.72
25 votes

#17 - Fiat Uno Turbo

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/10/2022

Tim and Fuzz take on a neglected 1988 Fiat Uno Turbo belonging to former car salesman Gerry, who has been struck down with ill health

MG Miracle
star
7.72
36 votes

#18 - MG Miracle

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/24/2014

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw restore vehicles for their unsuspecting owners, beginning by surprising a terminally ill car fanatic by fixing up his beloved 1938 MG TA

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Rover's Return
star
7.73
52 votes

#19 - The Rover's Return

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/14/2013

Rover-lover Steve’s health issues have ended his dreams of renovating his 1972 P6. Can the guys beat the odds and save Steve's beloved car?

Watch Now:iTunes
Stirling Moss Sprite Special
star
7.78
40 votes

#20 - Stirling Moss Sprite Special

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/9/2015

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw secretly restore more classic motors, beginning with a historic racing car - the Austin Healey Sebring Sprite - so that Stirling Moss can get back behind the wheel.

BMW 2002 Turbo
star
7.78
95 votes

#21 - BMW 2002 Turbo

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/21/2016

A Car S.O.S. call comes in for a BMW 2002 Turbo, but it becomes apparent that this legendary motor might prove a restoration challenge too far.

Phoenix Jeep
star
7.80
50 votes

#22 - Phoenix Jeep

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/14/2013

Having survived World War II, Dick Masters' Jeep was damaged in an arson attack. The guys embark on a rapid renovation project to surprise him.

Directors: Steve Bonser
Watch Now:iTunes
Toyota Supra Mk.4
star
7.81
26 votes

#23 - Toyota Supra Mk.4

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/14/2022

Tim and Fuzz take on a 1993 Toyota Supra Mk.4 owned by former competitive motorcycle racer Lisa, who after a road accident is no longer able to ride her beloved bikes.

Mazda Mx5
star
7.82
65 votes

#24 - Mazda Mx5

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/12/2016

Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw restore a sports car for a former ambulance driver in Plymouth, who was forced to abandon the project for health reasons.

Watch Now:iTunes
Mazda RX-7
star
7.82
45 votes

#25 - Mazda RX-7

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/18/2017

Tim and Fuzz restore a Japanese sports car with an innovative, unusual rotary engine - a 1992 Mazda RX-7 that has been standing idle and has fallen into disrepair - for its owner, charity worker Conor

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